Re: OT --was Re: FAT patents. Do we need to revive non-US?
On Thursday, 12 January 2006 at 13:01:05 -0600, Ron Johnson wrote:
> On Thu, 2006-01-12 at 11:10 -0600, John Hasler wrote:
> > richard writes:
> > > Regrettably, the individuals who control armies and police forces make
> > > more difference.
> > Armies and police forces consist of individuals who individually choose to
> > take individual actions.
> I don't know how it works in the post-modern EU, but in the rest
> of the world, if you choose not to obey orders from the leaders
> you have sworn to obey, the coercive power of the state lands full
> square on your shoulders.
> Even in the USA, where you swear to obey all *lawful* orders.
A wise man swears to obey after he knows what the orders are.